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Judge Rules In Favor of Lesbians Suing Hawaii B&B
Yahoo News ^ | April 15, 2013 | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER

Posted on 04/15/2013 9:59:34 PM PDT by Steelfish

Judge Rules In Favor of Lesbians Suing Hawaii B&B By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER

HONOLULU (AP) — A judge has ruled a Hawaii bed and breakfast violated the law when two women were denied a room because they're gay.

The Hawaii First Circuit Court judge ruled in favor of a Southern California couple who sued Aloha Bed & Breakfast for discrimination in 2011, Lambda Legal announced Monday. In 2007, Diane Cervelli and Taeko Bufford tried to book a room at the bed and breakfast because it's in Hawaii Kai, the same east Honolulu neighborhood where the friend they were visiting lived.

When Cervelli specified they would need one bed, the owner asked if they were lesbians. Cervelli responded truthfully and the owner said she was uncomfortable having lesbians in her house because of her religious views, the lawsuit said.

The bed and breakfast violated the state public accommodations law and is ordered to stop discriminating against same-sex couples, according to the ruling dated April 11. The public accommodations law prohibits establishments that provide lodging to transient guests from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, disability and sex —including gender identity or expression. Jim Hochberg, a Honolulu attorney representing the bed and breakfast's owner said Monday the ruling doesn't consider her First Amendment rights. "The public needs to be aware of this decision because it has far-reaching consequences," he said.

The Hawaii Civil Rights Commission joined the lawsuit.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: bandb; homosexualagenda; lesbians

1 posted on 04/15/2013 9:59:34 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

They got lei’d.


2 posted on 04/15/2013 10:03:42 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: Steelfish

Many small bed-and-breakfasts are just a spare room in someone’s house. I hope they fight this. You shouldn’t have to accommodate behvior in your own house that you don’t approve of.


3 posted on 04/15/2013 10:03:54 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: Steelfish

It’s so sad that happy marriages are outlawed in so many places.


4 posted on 04/15/2013 10:04:27 PM PDT by Paladin2
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Here is another example of the govt forcing the citizens to support and service homosexuality.


5 posted on 04/15/2013 10:05:03 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Gene Eric

You’re right.


6 posted on 04/15/2013 10:09:10 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Steelfish

Ah, for the good old days when businesses posted signs that said “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.”

But the government wants them to post signs that say “We didn’t build this.”


7 posted on 04/15/2013 10:15:21 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Steelfish

That’s odd, there are no legal bed and breakfasts in Hawaii Kai.

You can’t legally rent less than 30 days there.


8 posted on 04/15/2013 10:25:22 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

“Many small bed-and-breakfasts are just a spare room in someone’s house.”

And maybe that “someone” is also trying to bring up children in that house - trying to teach them right from wrong, moral from immoral, etc.


9 posted on 04/15/2013 10:32:29 PM PDT by Diapason
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To: Diapason

Oh so true ... but that’s not the point. (Or at least not my point.) I believe that a landlord can’t refuse to rent on the basis of color, etc., but if someone is advertising for a roommate, they can’t be forced to accept someone they don’t want, even if their reason is racist, because it’s their personal living situation. I should think a dinky little b&b, where the host lives intimately under the same roof with the guests, would be analogous.


10 posted on 04/15/2013 10:37:18 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: VerySadAmerican

In a society of people with different social beliefs/desires there will be conflicts of desire. When the desires of one group of persons want to have the advantage for their desires they will seek help from any source, including profane legislators and I will say crooked/immoral judges. The base of the Nation’s founding has no meaning/relevance for these people. Some would call it social progress. I say it is social and legal decadence.


11 posted on 04/15/2013 10:55:24 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Steelfish

Its really time to do something about this crap from activist judges.


12 posted on 04/15/2013 10:57:18 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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To: Steelfish
Either there exists homosexual so-called "marriage", or there
exists freedom of religion. It is one or the other. We need to
all memorize this sentence, and then sit in contemplation on
it for a spell.
13 posted on 04/15/2013 10:57:31 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: Gene Eric

Totally agree with you.


14 posted on 04/15/2013 11:00:15 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: ConservativeStatement; All

Noting that gay relationships are not a constitutionally enumerated protection, Section 1 of 14A prohibits state laws which abridge true constitutionally protected rights, the 1A protected right of religious expression in this case.

And for liberals who argue that the Equal Protections Clause of Section 1 of 14A protects gays from being refused services such as B&B, note that Section 2 of 14A discriminates on the basis of sex, age and citizeship regardless of the Equal Protections Clause. So states can make laws which discriminate on bases not expressly protected by the Constitution, as long as the states discriminate equally on such bases.


15 posted on 04/15/2013 11:01:22 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Steelfish

Hawaii is the closest thing we have to Cuba. The place is run by Marxist Japanese, and old doped out hippies like their current governor.


16 posted on 04/15/2013 11:08:43 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Steelfish

Hawaii is the closest thing we have to Cuba. The place is run by Marxist Japanese, and old doped out hippies like their current governor.


17 posted on 04/15/2013 11:12:12 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

If you advertise for a roommate and you have the prospective roommate sign a lease, you could get into some deep do do if you refused to sign the lease with a person based on race, ethnicity or a protected class.

If there is no lease or no contract, you most likely could not be hit with a discrimination claim.

And I think the B&B might have customers sign a contract as do most hotels.


18 posted on 04/15/2013 11:25:13 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert
I completely agree. But the owner was kind of stupid to ask about their sexuality.

"When Cervelli specified they would need one bed, the owner asked if they were lesbians. Cervelli responded truthfully and the owner said she was uncomfortable having lesbians in her house because of her religious views, the lawsuit said."

The owner was just begging for a lawsuit when they brought this up.

In this day and age gay trumps everything.

Now if the owner asked if they were smokers and refused to rent to them, the liberal judge would have thrown the case out.

19 posted on 04/15/2013 11:48:42 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: jobim

You could theoretically have “gay marriage” and religion. At its root marriage has nothing to do with religion.

That being said, you can’t have gay “marriage” because marriage is a breeding contract and gays can’t breed.

Think of it in terms of Romeo and Juliet.

If it’s Romeo and John, it wouldn’t have survived time because all of the conflict of the play disappears. The play is literally meaningless. The two families have no reason to care about their two black sheep weirdos.

The problem with Romeo and Juliet is the children they’re going to have. Then, these two families that hate each other, are genetically tied into becoming one big family with huge internal conflict.


20 posted on 04/16/2013 1:08:53 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: boop

Did the owner admit asking that question?

The attorney makes it sound like that’s a possibility because he’s addressing the first amendment angle but a good attorney is going to argue the facts so, he’s not going to make a claim of lying unless he can prove it.

If the owner didn’t admit it and there’s no video tape, I don’t believe it happened.

I’m not calling gays liars. But activist gays are liars and these two seem awfully happy to have their picture taken.

And you know they’re not good people because a good person would have left when asked.


21 posted on 04/16/2013 1:25:53 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Steelfish

There is no situation in which the government should meddle is this sort of family decision. In the event that the decent people lose to the gay mafia, they will probably close the B&B. The other option is to “allow” perverts but paint the room with the appropriate biblical quotes as decorations. I’d like to be on the jury for this case; that’s what jury nullification is for.


22 posted on 04/16/2013 2:20:11 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Gene Eric
Here is another example of the govt forcing the citizens to support and service homosexuality.

You'd think we could at least go through a "Don't ask-Don't tell" period.

23 posted on 04/16/2013 3:28:57 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Steelfish

“Lesbians Suing Hawaii B&B”

And that, right there, is what so-called “gay marriage” is really about.


24 posted on 04/16/2013 4:33:11 AM PDT by Peet (Come back with a warrant.)
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To: Steelfish

If someone doesn’t want my business, for whatever reason, I take my business elsewhere. No skin off my nose. It must be sad to live in a state of perpetual outrage where every percieved slight requires the full force of the government be brought down on a small business to avenge my hurt feelings.


25 posted on 04/16/2013 4:40:23 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Steelfish

If the bed and breakfast is just one little biz in one state, how can the federal government have jurisdiction over it. It doesn’t cross state lines. When did the feds take over our entire lives? A bed and breakfast includes the owners home, in most circumstances. The judge marches right into a family home to force compliance. Sad state of affairs.


26 posted on 04/16/2013 4:47:21 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Steelfish
The bed and breakfast violated the state public accommodations law and is ordered to stop discriminating against same-sex couples

When will government and the judiciary stop discriminating against Christians? This case needs to be appealed.....all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary.

27 posted on 04/16/2013 4:53:55 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Steelfish

The rights of Conscious were protected under the First Amendment. The right of a business to provide services to
whomever they choose has likewise been violated by that Despotic foreign Judge. The reasoning is as faulty and demented as that of the APA when that corrupt organ dropped homosexuality as treatable condition. (1974) Fornication/sexual immorality ought NEVER trump the First Amendment. and when the State can control any business we are No longer that nation established 1776 —1892 A Christian Nation. A Religious and a Moral people. And we certainly are more like Nazi Germany— or The soviet Communist than the US of A.


28 posted on 04/16/2013 6:06:29 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: tioga

How is the federal government involved in this case?


29 posted on 04/16/2013 10:31:05 AM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: OKRA2012

I must be blind, it clearly says Hawaii First Circuit Court. Sorry.

I read another article on it and it clearly says the bed and breakfast is also the owner’s home. Very sad.


30 posted on 04/16/2013 12:02:52 PM PDT by tioga
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